Review – Skyscraper

Dwayne Johnson has been a busy man in recent months.  Skyscraper is his third major film in the last eight months, alongside Rampage (click here for that review) and his holiday season mega-hit, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (and that review is here).  He has unquestionably successfully transitioned from one of the most iconic professional... Continue Reading →

Review – Uncle Drew

When the trailer for Charles Stone III's Uncle Drew dropped, I predicted it to make a solid run at being the worst film of the year.  None of the marketing - including said trailer - did anything to present the film as more than brainless humor grounded in old people acting like young people.  On... Continue Reading →

Review – SuperFly

Better late than never, right?  I wasn't sure I was going to take the plunge and see SuperFly, the remake of the 1972 similarly-titled film Super Fly.  It's a crime film, which I'm not crazy about (I struggle to engage with lead characters who are wittingly engaging in criminal activity), and the director's pretentious moniker... Continue Reading →

Review – Ant-Man and the Wasp

Marvel Studios is back with the sequel to 2015's (not such a) surprise hit, Ant-Man.  This time, Scott Lang has a partner as the Wasp is not only formally introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (though the original Janet Van Dyne version had a cameo in Ant-Man) but shares headlining status, making her the first... Continue Reading →

Review – The First Purge

The Purge franchise is the best horror franchise going not named The Conjuring (read my reviews of part one here and part two here).  The original film established the unique premise with an otherwise fairly standard home invasion story.  But the seeds were planted and since then director-writer James DeMonaco has watered them and watched... Continue Reading →

Review – Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Full disclosure: I saw Sicario: Day of the Soldado out of a sense of obligation to the Movie March. I saw the original Sicario in the theater back in 2015 and thought it was fine. But, while there's nothing inherently wrong with them, these hard-edged crime movies aren't generally my cup of chocolate milk. I... Continue Reading →

Review – Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

I feel a little ridiculous even typing up a review for Morgan Neville's Fred Rogers documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor?.  After all, what we have here is a biography about probably the greatest human being to ever live using actual footage and making us all realize just how inadequate we are as we attempt... Continue Reading →

Review – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Like most people, as a kid, I loved dinosaurs.  Unlike most people, as I got older, my fascination with them never tempered.  While I don't have the encyclopedic knowledge of a career paleontologist, my dinosaur IQ is solidly above average.  When I was younger, I had didactic dino books that I devoured daily.  My two... Continue Reading →

Review – Tag

Of all the recent movies to be inspired by a true story, most people would not have expected Tag to be among them.  In his feature-film directorial debut, Jeff Tomsic assembles an all-star cast of accomplished and experienced comedians and comedic actors in an effort to adapt the true story of a game of tag... Continue Reading →

Review – Incredibles 2

Fourteen years is a long time between installments within a film franchise and, for most, it would be too much to overcome.  Audiences have relatively short memories and many once-bankable intellectual properties have been met with apathy and disinterest after waiting too long to return to theaters.  Scream, Terminator, and Alien all struggled and ultimately... Continue Reading →

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